- Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
- Grad year: 1988
- Campus: Vancouver
The reunion for the chemical engineering class of 1988 took place on the UBC Vancouver campus during the 2018 homecoming weekend. It was a delight to see a total of fourteen classmates along with a few guests who were in attendance to celebrate our 30th anniversary. In the morning, we gathered in the foyer of the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) building and shared our experiences in our careers and personal lives. Professors Branion, Epstein, Meisen and Watkinson who had taught the class joined us during the Dean’s Homecoming BBQ lunch which was held at the Engineering Student Centre. It was amazing to all of us that Professor Epstein, well into his nineties, continues to work every day.
After the BBQ lunch, we took a tour of the CHBE building which was organized by Ms. Marlene Chow who is currently the Director of Academic Programs, Administration and Facilities of the Department. She arranged us to meet with a group of undergraduate students. They enthusiastically shared their ChemECar and student life experiences with us. It was gratifying to learn that the ChemECar teams placed first and third in a recent international ChemECar competition. Ms. Chow also showed us the computer lab as well as various undergraduate and research labs. The facilities are impressive. After the department tour, we strolled over to the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre followed by a stop at the Mahony & Sons Public House for beer. The reunion concluded with a dinner at the Westward Ho Restaurant located inside the UBC Golf Club. Everyone enjoyed the dinner and the company of each other. And we will definitely do another reunion in 2023.
Submitted by Phillip Choi, CHML '88